July 28, 2014

Customer Creation: Suzie’s Khata Sweater

Suzie is certainly no stranger to our blog as she often drops by the shop to show off her latest masterpiece.  Like usual, we couldn’t help but swoon.

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Suzie came in with a pattern from an older Vogue Knitting Magazine she had in her stash.  Since the yarn they called for was discontinued, we got creative and found a substitute.  She needed something super lightweight that would drape well but still show off the beautiful lacework.

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We showed Suzie our newest yarn from Jade Sapphire, Khata, which is an incredible silk and yak blend.  Thankfully, it was the perfect gauge for her pattern.  The finished product was warm, lusciously soft and just perfect for her pattern.  Thanks for sharing, Suzie!


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July 23, 2014

Customer Creation: Max’s Nuvem Shawl

We must have some pretty patient customers!  After picking up 5 skeins of laceweight yarn from us, Max reappeared 3 months later with this magnificent creation.

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Max decided to knit the Nuvem shawl for a friend and chose a gorgeous emerald color in the Malabrigo Lace.

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Though this shawl may seem daunting, you should know that it requires absolutely no purling!  It’s soft, super warm and light as a cloud.  Max’s version was so decadent we all wanted to curl up in it and fall asleep.

Max told us he got to a mind-blowing 1200 stitches by the end.  Since it is worked from the center out, it got larger and larger by the row.  Guess how long it took him to bind off the shawl?  5.5 hours!

Thanks for sharing your finished project with us, Max!  If you want to make your own, you can check out the Nuvem shawl here and our full selection of gorgeous laceweight yarns.


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July 12, 2014

Customer Creation: Vera + Mohair = Love

Vera makes the most amazing creations out of laceweight yarns.  They continue to blow our minds year after year, but she always assures us they are “sooo easy”.

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We are pretty sure she just makes it look easy!  Vera crafted this stunning full length dress using Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze.  The skirt on this dress is out of this world.

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Vera stopped in earlier this season with a new poncho as well as another mohair skirt.  This skirt also opens out to a full circle (Vera says she got up to about 2000 stitches in the round!) and she added elastic in the waist for stretch.

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Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations, Vera!


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July 10, 2014

Customer Creation: Rococo Shawl

Sure it’s summer in most of the United States, but if you live in San Francisco you know this is the time to bundle up.  When the temps drop, what do you grab before leaving the house?

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Stefanie is always cranking out cute accessories to keep her family bundled up through the seasons.  When she waltzed in to the shop wearing this dramatic shawl, we all fawned over it.  She used Elena Rosenberg’s Rococo shawl pattern (available online or in Debbie Stoller’s Superstar Knitting book) and 4 skeins of Cascade 220.

Pick your favorite worsted weight yarn and start your own Rococo shawl before “summer” is over!


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June 29, 2014

Customer Creations

Our customers have been on fire lately!  It seems like we get to admire a new finished object every day here at the shop.  Here’s a recap of the latest creations.

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Lydia (left) is shown rocking her newest scarf.  She knit the Saroyan Scarf (a free pattern!) using Tosh Vintage.  She was actually doubling up on knits the day she visited.  Her hat was knit with Malabrigo Mecha!

Ann (top right) dropped in to show off her latest design.  She has a knack for striping different colors and textures together to make patterns she sees in books her own.

In the right center is a stunning cabled coat.  We love the subtle X and O design – that is no walk in the park to knit!

Roslyn (bottom right) made a beautiful version of Vodka Lemonade using the Plymouth DK Merino Superwash yarn.  Not only is it nice and springy, it’s also machine wash and dry.


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